After weeks of over 5,000 auditions across Nigeria, ten finalists have been selected for season 7 of the God’s Children Great Talent competition.

The live show of GCGT7 finale will hold on Saturday, June 24 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

A multi-million naira management deal, N10 million cash prize and a brand new car are up for grabs by the eventual winner.

Here are the top 10 finalists.

Damilare Bafunso
Damilare Bafunso

Born in Lagos, 19-year-old Dami is a whiz kid on the saxophone who’s currently in his 3rd year of studying Urban & Regional Planning at University of Lagos.

In the last edition of GCGT, Paul had tried entering himself and his sister but unfortunately he ran out of data. But as all things work together for God’s Children, he decided to give it another try this year and today Damilare is among the top 10 finalists contesting for the top prize.

Emmanuel Osahor
Emmanuel Osahor

Emmanuel, 19 danced so well at the regional auditions that judge, Kaffy, even offered to dance with him. The Delta State-born talent has been dancing professionally since he was 15.

When asked what dancing means to him, his response was epic. “Dancing is Emmanuel. I say things I can’t really put into words with dance,” he said.

Joseph Odi
Joseph Odi

Joseph is excellent on the drums. He is so precise, even with blindfolds. The Port Harcourt–born drummer says winning the competition will mean the world to him.

Anderson Peter
Anderson Peter

Eight-years-old Peter is in Primary 4. His mastery of the saxophone is beyond his years.

Goodluck Enoch
Goodluck Enoch

Goodluck,9, from Abuja has the combined confidence of 10 superstars. His stage presence belies his young age. In his own words “while preparing for the semi-finals, I had committed all the activities to the Holy Spirit – the reason for my confidence”.

The rap artiste who wrote his first song at age 5 sees himself winning souls for Christ through the ministration of his rap songs.

Nengi Jaja
Nengi Jaja

Nengi, from Port Harcourt, has a strong and smooth vocal range never fails to get the audience on their feet. Some even say the eleven year old’s pitch perfect voice gives a reverberating thrill.

Esther Benyeogo
Esther Benyeogo

As a child, Esther’s love for music always got the attention of the neighbours who could hear her sing and shout from the comfort of their homes. Since discovering her talent at 13 there has been no stopping her. The 19-year-old undergraduate of the University of Benin takes on a very different personality when she graces the stage to minister.

Olawonuola Kehinde
Olawonuola Kehinde

Olawonuola is only in primary 4. Her choreographic skills have left everyone awestruck at every stage of the GCGT7 competition. It is no surprise that she is a finalist.

Sophia Albert
Sophia Albert

You will never meet a more self-aware 10-year-old than Sophia Albert.

Her parents discovered Sophia’s gift of spoken word when she was only 4. Following her progress in the competition, Sophia has continued to amaze the audience with her excellent use of words and command of presence during performances.

She cites the Holy Spirit, Word of God and her pastor Chris Oyakhilome, as her best positive influences.

Deborah Oladipupo
Deborah Oladipupo

Deborah is the only female drummer to come this far in the competition. The Lagos-born contestant who resides in Ibadan went from feeling out of place as a female drummer to recognising her gift is an asset.



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